Eating Pistachio's Helps Increase Testosterone and Cholesterol
I am sure you wouldn't believe this if it was coming out of a great university like Penn State, but it is true. To the surprise of the researchers, the low-fat diet had no effect on LDL cholesterol levels.
Most "Health" Organizations and Associations tout the benefits of a low fat, high carbohydrate diets. But, as we have seen in other research that the healthiest diet of all is a high fat low carb eating plan, that actually boosts testosterone, growth hormone, and other "Life Hormones".
The participants spent the first two weeks of the study eating the typical American diet. Following this, they spent a month eating a low-fat, pistachio-free diet. The next month, they followed a healthy diet that included one daily serving of pistachio nuts. And in the last month of the study they continued their healthy diet habits, but this time ate two daily servings of pistachios. All of the diets provided the same amount of saturated fat and cholesterol, but different amounts of unsaturated fat delivered by the pistachios.
Results showed that the participants LDL cholesterol levels fell when they ate pistachios. LDL cholesterol fell by 9% during the month that participants ate one serving of the nuts, and 12% in the month in which they ate two daily servings. The drop in cholesterol levels was not enough to put participants LDL cholesterol into the optimal range, but it was enough to get them out of the borderline-high category.
This is just more research that proves that the low-fat, high-carb diets are actually less beneficial to your heart health than a high-fat, low-carb diet.
Remember stick to whole natural foods, getting plenty of protein and fat from animal sources, avoiding processed carbohydrates that spike insulin, and increase the rate you get and feel old.